Category Archives: Things To Do

The Family Club For Fitness

Article By: Paul Long Photos By: Josh Triggs The Stonebrook Club, which bills itself as "The leading racquet sports club in the Shenandoah Valley," as undergone several significant changes since it first opened in 1973. And it wouldn't be difficult to find someone who could explain the differences to you. Several of Stonebrook's approximately 300 members have been...

SERVICE… more important than shoes

Article By: Paul Long Photos By: Josh Triggs Several years ago, Phil Brewer learned a valuable lesson that has shaped the way he and his wife, Kendra, have run their business. The Brewers bought the Wilkins' Shoe Center in Old Town Winchester in 2005 from Jimmy Wilkins, whose father James Wilcox Sr. founded the store in 1947. Jimmy Wilkins, who still works in the store, passed...

Tr-State Grotto – An Underground Club For The Adventurous

Article By: Paul Long The Eastern Panhandle, it has been said, has something for everybody. Close proximity to major interstates, rail service to Washington, D.C., and its picturesque location adjacent to the Blue Ridge Mountains are just some of the benefits enjoyed by Panhandle residents. Many of those residents might not know that the Eastern Panhandle also boasts many caves, some of which have only recently been...